Nasir Memon is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Information Systems and Internet Security (ISIS) laboratory at NYU-Poly. His research interests include digital forensics, data compression, and multimedia computing and security.
Memon earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mathematics from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani, India in 1981. He received a Master of Science in Computer Science and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska in 1989 and 1992, respectively.
He has published over 250 articles in journals and conference proceedings and holds more than a dozen patents in image compression and security. He has won several awards including the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award and the Jacobs Excellence in Education Award from NYU-Poly. He has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on research and education grants exceeding $15 million.
He has appeared on NBC Nightly News as an expert on steganography and his research has been featured in The New York Times, MIT Review, Wired.Com, and New Science Magazine.
He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer’s (IEEE) Transactions on Information Security and Forensics ad on the editorial board of IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine. Memon is the co-founder of Digital Assembly and Vivic Networks, two early-stage start-ups in NYU-Poly's business incubators.
He is n IEEE fellow and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for the years 2011-12.